There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Personal Note from Ryan:
I was honored in 2018 as a National Ambassador for the Great Strides campaign so I'm excited to see what we can continue to do for our follow up efforts! While I have not always been very public about having this disease, I wanted to put this event together and invite my friends and family in helping me support this cause. I have set a goal of raising $3,000 for my team but please do not feel obligated to donate money. Any and all support is greatly appreciated and no amount is too little. We CRUSHED this goal last year and we have progressively gotten better each year.
The walk will be held on May 16th in Addison at Vitruvian Park. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions at all.
Thanks everyone for your continued support and I appreciate all of your help in raising money and awareness for this cause! Please don't forget to register if you plan on attending the event!
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.